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Fresh artworks at City Mall for SCAPE Public Art Festival

Friday, 4 October 2019, 11:08 am | Scape Public Art

Neon signs and a highly interactive artwork with its roots in origami arrive at City Mall this week as part of SCAPE Public Art’s Season 2019. More >>

SAE Auckland Proud Sponsor of Show Me Shorts Film Festival

Friday, 4 October 2019, 10:23 am | SAE Auckland

SAE Creative Media Institute (SAE Auckland) is a proud sponsor of the People’s Choice Award for the Show Me Shorts: Short Film Festival 2019. More >>

Jacko Gill join Tom Walsh in the Shot Put Final

Friday, 4 October 2019, 9:34 am | Athletics New Zealand

New Zealand will have two athletes in the final of the shot put after Jacko Gill threw 21.12m in his first attempt in Group B, clearing the auto-qualifying mark of 20.90m. Jacko will join Tom Walsh in the final on Saturday local time (Sunday, 7.05am ... More >>

Mousey releases stunning debut album LEMON LAW

Friday, 4 October 2019, 8:46 am | NicNak Media

Christchurch singer and songwriter Mousey has today released her debut full-length album LEMON LAW - a record all about “being let down and being a let down.” More >>

Tom Walsh sails through shot put qualifying, Jacko Gill next

Friday, 4 October 2019, 8:43 am | Athletics New Zealand

Tom Walsh only needed one throw to qualify for the final of the men’s shot put at the IAAF World Championships in Doha. Tom sailed through with a first-round throw of 21.92m, well over the auto-qualifying distance of 20.90m. Eight throwers in Group ... More >>

Michael Norris wins the 2019 SOUNZ Contemporary Award

Friday, 4 October 2019, 8:41 am | SOUNZ

SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music is delighted to announce that Wellington composer Michael Norris has won the 2019 SOUNZ Contemporary Award | Te Tohu Auaha with Violin Concerto ‘Sama’ . More >>

Turning the screws

Friday, 4 October 2019, 8:11 am | Max Rashbrooke

The Turn of the Screw New Zealand Opera October 3 & 5 (Wellington), October 18, 20 & 23 (Auckland) Reviewer: Max Rashbrooke More >>

Kiwi ROK Cup Superfinal squad set for Lonato hit-out

Friday, 4 October 2019, 8:10 am | KartSport New Zealand

The 8-strong Kiwi squad which has assembled in Italy this week to prepare for this year’s ROK Superfinal meeting in 10 days time is set to get a valuable hit-out at the South Garda track at Lonato this weekend at the annual Trofeo D’Autunno ... More >>

NZ team runners up at International Surf Rescue Challenge

Friday, 4 October 2019, 8:09 am | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

The Black Fins and Junior Black fins teams have finished second behind strong Australian teams at the International Surf Rescue Challenge held in Durban, South Africa over the weekend. More >>

Swimming New Zealand Award Lesley Huckins

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 8:02 pm | Swimming NZ

Swimming New Zealand Award Lesley Huckins with SNZ Life Membershi p Thursday, 3 October 2019 More >>

A Book made in Wairarapa to mark 50 years of Aratoi

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 5:04 pm | Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History

Aratoi launches ' 50 / Fifty: 50 years of Aratoi' on its 50th birthday, Friday, 11 October 2019. More >>

Peres and Hafner weigh in ahead of world title fight

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 4:19 pm | Rival Sports

WBO light heavyweight champion Geovana Peres will carry a 600 gram weight advantage into her first title defence against Canadian Claire Hafner after tipping the scales at 78.7 kilograms at Thursday's weigh-in at SKY CITY in Auckland. More >>

Numbers tell the story of Top Gear Top Half Series' success

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 4:07 pm | KartSport New Zealand

With entries for this weekend’s Top Gear Top Half Series at Tokoroa set to again meet the 130 target, coordinator Roger Smith is looking forward to another round of close and exciting racing across all classes. “This is the largest number of ... More >>

Shanghai Cricketers to Visit Auckland

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 3:47 pm | Auckland Cricket

An Under 17 team from the Shanghai Cricket Association will touch down next week for the One Belt, One Road Auckland - Shanghai Cricket Series. Auckland Cricket Umpires Administrator and tour host, Doug Cowie believes the Shanghai Communications School ... More >>

Global Summit the Power of Inclusion Opened by PM Ardern

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 2:32 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

This morning at 9am, New Zealand’s Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern opened The Power of Inclusion summit and addressed hundreds of screen industry professionals from all over the globe about the importance of representation both on and off the ... More >>

Ironman Co-Founder Global Ambassador at World Champs

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 1:49 pm | Kellogg's Nutri Grain Ironman NZ

IRONMAORI co-founder Wayne Skipworth flies out to Kailua-Kona Hawai`i tonight to take up the opportunity of a lifetime to race as a Global Ambassador at the 2019 Vega IRONMAN World Championship on October 13 (5:25am start NZT). More >>

Joel Parkinson and Mark Occhilupo coming to surf event

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 10:34 am | Elephant Publicity

World champion surfers, Joel Parkinson and Mark Occhilupo , will visit Mount Maunganui and Papamoa in November, in an exclusive visit to the Bay of Plenty. Appearing within the event Joel Parkinson – Up Close and Personal with Occy , presented by Barrett ... More >>

RNZAF's first Aircraft at Warbirds over Wanaka

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 10:22 am | Warbirds Over Wanaka

The Royal New Zealand Air Force has announced its first display for Warbirds Over Wanaka 2020 with confirmation the 5-ship Black Falcons aerobatic team will be back to wow the crowds next Easter. The Black Falcons were formed in 2015 when the RNZAF ... More >>

Forest & Bird’s historic magazines added to Papers Past

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 10:11 am | Forest And Bird

New Zealand’s longest-running conservation magazine has just been added to the National Library’s Papers Past website. More >>

The Chats 'Identity Theft' Tour NZ Supports Announced

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 9:13 am | The Label

Formed in their mate’s bong shed in Coolum, Queensland 2016 when all three members were seventeen, The Chats represent everything that’s good about Australia and nothing that’s bad: a rebel spirit, gallows humour and the endless hedonistic pursuit ... More >>

Martial Arts Enthusiasts to Benefit from New UFC Range

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 9:12 am | Achieve Fitness

Achieve Fitness is proud to announce they now stock a range of UFC equipment to benefit those in martial arts. More >>

Farmers Santa Parade is Gearing up for the Festive Season

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 9:07 am | Farmers Santa Parade

Planning for New Zealand’s largest Christmas Parade is in full swing with the confirmation of a stellar line up of new floats, giant inflatables, bands and entertainers; that all embrace the spirit of Christmas. The 86th annual Farmers Christmas Parade will ... More >>

Multi-award-winning folk trio The Maes to tour NZ

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 9:06 am | The Label

Multi-award-winning Melbourne contemporary folk outfit, The Maes (formerly The Mae Trio) will cross the ditch this December for a seven-date tour across Aotearoa. New Zealand folk sweetheart Holly Arrowsmith will join them in Christchurch, Dunedin ... More >>

Merino champs start new shearing sports season

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 9:03 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

A new shearing sports season starts tomorrow(Friday) with the two-day New Zealand finewool merino championships in Alexandra. More >>

And the winner is...

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 9:02 am | APRA

Aldous Harding (Hannah Topp) has won the 2019 APRA Silver Scroll Award for her remarkable song The Barrel . Harding is a second time finalist and was delighted to win the Silver Scroll for the first time. “Thanks everybody. I think it’s wonderful you ... More >>

Day 6 IAAF World Champs

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 8:58 am | Athletics New Zealand

In the women’s 5000m Camille Buscomb took full advantage of her invitation to the event from the IAAF, setting a huge PB of 15:02.19 with a powerful final lap to place 5th in her heat and automatically qualify for the 5000m final. Camille’s previous ... More >>

The Power of Inclusion Speakers Welcomed to Aotearoa

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 8:51 am | New Zealand Film Commission

Speakers scheduled to take the stage at The Power of Inclusion summit in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand have been welcomed with a pōwhiri by Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei on their marae, which overlooks the Waitematā Harbour. More >>

Disney’s special place in Auckland

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 8:26 am | ATEED

Auckland is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world, has as a thriving and inclusive screen and creative industry, and is proud to support this week’s The Power of Inclusion summit. More >>

Axel Gnos first across the line to secure Castrol TRS seat

Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 8:02 pm | Toyota Racing

Sixteen-year-old Swiss single seater racer Axel Gnos is the first driver to be confirmed for the new-look 2020 Castrol Toyota Racing Series in New Zealand. More >>

Splore announces music and performance across 5 stages

Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 8:01 pm | Splore Festival

Splore Festival will take the audience on a musical and performance journey that crosses genres and styles to announce another stellar line-up of entertainment. Splore will once again grace the shores of Auckland’s stunning Tapapakanga Regional Park ... More >>

New fishing season off to a flying start

Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 4:21 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Despite cool weather, thousands of keen anglers around the country have been enjoying success as they try to catch a trout for the family dinner table following the opening of the new freshwater fishing season. More >>

Arts Centre a canvas for SCAPE Season 2019

Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 3:56 pm | Scape Public Art

Two hundred metres of cord braided by many hands will become a focal point at The Arts Centre as part of SCAPE Public Art Season 2019. More >>

The Big Apple honours Black Grace with a season at the Joyce

Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 3:16 pm | Elephant Publicity

Black Grace continues its incredible run in America with a five-centre tour that includes a six-night season at the prestigious The Joyce Theater in New York City from October 29, 2019. This is the first time a NZ contemporary dance company has ... More >>

Raydar’s Moonlight Exhibition returns

Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 11:33 am | Raydar

From award-winning artists to emerging talent, Raydar’s Moonlight exhibition held at Silo6, Wynard Quarter from Sep 28th - Oct 13th is set to indulge the senses with an exciting event that explores the theme of connection through creativity and technology. More >>

AITCH - Debut New Zealand Tour 2020

Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 11:02 am | Live Nation

AUCKLAND, NZ (Oct 2, 2019) – Fit and firing after selling out his recent UK tour in seven minutes flat, Manchester MC AITCH will be putting his considerable skills on display at shows in Auckland, Wellington and across Australia. More >>

Iwi of Origin set for its 13th year inTāmaki Makaurau

Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 9:15 am | Aktive - Auckland Sport and Recreation

This year’s Iwi of Origin takes place on Saturday 12 – Sunday 13 October at Bruce Pulman Park, Papakura. Organised by He Oranga Poutama ki Tāmaki Makaurau, the event encourages whānau to be more involved in their culture and play together. Over the ... More >>

House of Shem announce new music and tour

Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 8:53 am | NicNak Media

One of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most respected and successful reggae acts, House Of Shem, return this October with new music and a tour - a tribute to the band's founder, the legendary Carl Perkins . This will be the start of an annual yearly ... More >>

Hamish Kerr withdraws and Portia Bing disqualified

Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 8:50 am | Athletics New Zealand

Barring a successful protest, Portia Bing has been disqualified after qualifying for the semi-final of the 400m hurdles at the 2019 IAAF World Championships. Portia placed fourth in her 400m hurdles heat, automatically qualifying for the next round ... More >>

Lineup announced for Graffiato: Taupō Street Art Festival

Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 8:35 am | Destination Great Lake Taupo

An exciting collection of local Taupō artists and prominent New Zealand artists have been secured for the ninth annual Graffiato: Taupō Street Art Festival to be held in Taupō’s town centre this Labour Weekend, 26 – 28 October 2019. Established ... More >>

Win an artwork by leading NZ street artists at Graffiato

Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 8:33 am | Destination Great Lake Taupo

Art enthusiasts will have the opportunity to see some of New Zealand’s most influential and prominent street artists in action up close at this year’s Graffiato: Artists in Action event at the Taupō Museum on Friday 25 October 2019. The evening event ... More >>

Yamaha's Purvis shines for Team New Zealand

Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 8:28 am | Bikesport NZ

He had the toughest job to do, but Yamaha’s Maximus Purvis came through with colours flying. More >>

Team work makes the dream work for Rotorua Achilles members

Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 8:13 am | Ekiden

Members of the Rotorua chapter of Achilles New Zealand will wear their yellow shirts proudly on Saturday 12th October when they participate in the Rotorua Ekiden round-the-lake relay. Victory Events, who organise Rotorua Ekiden have sponsored a six-person Achilles ... More >>

A gripping and emotional story of abuse from debut author

Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 7:33 pm | Escalator Press

"A gripping and emotional story of abuse, trauma and community from debut author Petra Molloy. More >>

Synthony to play in Hamilton

Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 4:47 pm | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton dance music fans are in for a treat with the first ever performance of Synthony, at Claudelands Arena on Saturday 12 October. More >>

Four karters do the Garden City Double this year

Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 4:04 pm | KartSport New Zealand

Four karters - William Exton from Blenheim, Jason and Kayden Richards from Nelson and Izaak Fletcher from Christchurch – successfully completed rare winning doubles at this year’s KNXTRA Garden City Championships kart race meeting in Christchurch ... More >>

Velvet Bulldozer to Sing Blues at This Year’s Kawhia Cruise

Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 3:54 pm | Kawhia Cruise

The Kawhia Cruise is getting a significant musical boost for its seventh annual cruise, enlisting two of Hamilton’s popular blues bands to play at the Kawhia Domain during this year’s event. More >>

Four scholarship cars confirmed for Toyota 86 this season

Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 3:50 pm | Toyota Racing

Four up and coming racers will benefit from scholarship programmes being run in the forthcoming Toyota 86 Championship. More >>

Coca-Cola’s Designated Driver programme returns this spring

Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 3:02 pm | Coca Cola

Coca-Cola’s Designated Driver programme returns this spring, to reward those everyday legends who choose to stay sober and ensure their mates have a safe night out. More >>

Rotorua kapa haka perform with SIX60 ahead of All Blacks

Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 2:59 pm | Te Puia

Rotorua kapa haka performers have shared the stage with top kiwi band SIX60 as part of a New Zealand showcase in the leadup to the next All Blacks Rugby World Cup game against Canada in Beppu, Japan. More >>

Christchurch to host inaugural South Island Moon Festival

Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 2:33 pm | Christchurch NZ

Get ready Christchurch, a new festival is coming to town in 2020! More >>

Award Nominees Announced For Show Me Shorts Film Festival

Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 2:31 pm | Show Me Shorts

New Zealand’s Oscar-qualifying short film festival, Show Me Shorts, has announced the nominees for their 2019 awards. The winners will be announced at the Auckland Opening Night and Awards Ceremony on Saturday 5 October. There are 16 films nominated ... More >>

Is New Zealand Ready for a Gay All Black?

Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 1:02 pm | Elephant Publicity

At the height of Rugby World Cup Fever, All Black TJ Perenara sits down for an exclusive interview with New Zealand’s leading LGBTQ+ publication for over 28 years, express magazine . More >>

The Pill Box – a Play Reading

Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 12:05 pm | Wolfgang Creative

The Pill Box is the latest play from critically-acclaimed playwright Ben Hutchison. Set in a South Island pharmacy in the early 1900s, it is a dark, seething comedy about an entrepreneurial pharmacist who sees the opportunity to capitalise on the ... More >>

Landfall essay competition joint winners

Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 11:35 am | Otago University Press

Wellington writer Tobias Buck and London based New Zealand writer Nina Mingya Powles are the joint winners of the 2019 Landfall Essay Prize. More >>

Māori taonga to be returned to Kaipara from Auckland Museum

Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 10:47 am | Kauri Museum

A collection of Māori taonga, collected by Andrew Rintoul before 1913, will return from Auckland Museum to the Kaipara on 12 October to be housed at The Kauri Museum. More >>

Night Noodle Markets return with a feast for your senses

Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 10:40 am | Night Noodle Market

Dumplings, bao, yakitori, hawker rolls, pho, ramen and mango lassi - there’s so much to savour at the up-coming Night Noodle Markets. More >>

ASB Auckland Marathon runners pay it forward

Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 10:32 am | ASB Bank

Last year, ASB Auckland Marathon runners helped clock up more than 5,000 volunteer hours for ASB staff to spend helping in the community. This year, ASB is going one step further, committing to another 5,000 volunteer hours, as well as providing a ... More >>

New walking season marks start of Te Araroa odyssey

Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 10:13 am | Te Araroa- The Long Pathway

As hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders head into the outdoors this Spring and Summer, they will be joined by a growing number of people taking time off work and study to walk the length of the country on the 3,000 km Te Araroa trail. More >>

Aotearoa’s superdiversity celebrated in hours of new content

Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 9:51 am | NZ On Air

New Zealand’s superdiverse communities, stunning landscapes, history and modern issues feature in a stellar line up of new informative content coming to screens, with NZ On Air funding. More >>

Mini Bikes But Maxi Talent Will Be on Show

Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 9:18 am | Bikesport NZ

OCTOBER 1, 2019: The future of Kiwi motocross goes on show in Hawke's Bay this weekend. More >>



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